LCWR Condemns Killing of George Floyd

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious strongly condemns the police-killing of another black man on the streets of our nation. Our hearts are breaking as we mourn with the family and friends of George Floyd and with all who have lost loved ones to law enforcement violence, all who live in fear, all whose dignity is threatened. The continued killing of black men and women; the constant harassment of people of color; and the denial of the rights and dignity of our African American neighbors must end now. Racism is America’s original sin. It is a virus every bit as…

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In The Middle of the Night…

During Eucharistic Adoration or Mass…                    During a prayerful presentation…                              While meditating or contemplating our peaceful grounds… The fire alarm bells begin and disrupt the peace, silence, prayer, and sleep!  Has this ever happened to you at St. Raphaela Center?  A false alarm!  The Handmaids are pleased to announce that with the help of St. Raphaela Center friends and donors and the Connelly Foundation, a new fire security system has been installed, tested and approved.  We are grateful to continue providing a safe, warm, peaceful and welcoming environment to all our guests.  Sleep well!

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We Celebrate

The Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus encourage you to celebrate with us our deep gratitude for the unwavering support of so many of our friends… Due to the circumstances surrounding the cancellation of the 2020 Journey of Hope, we offer instead a look at the Advertisement and Program book that has been created for the event.  In addition to our faithful advertisers, this publication also includes the names of our friends and constituents who so generously contributed to the success of this event (or non-event!) All proceeds will benefit the project undertaken by the St. Raphaela Center – The Last Supper…

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Hope for the Future

The Handmaids have always been a group of resilient and determined women religious, who work with Christ to “bring healing to people’s hearts and peace to their relationships with God, with one another, and with creation.” Now, more than ever, is a time when the need for healing and reconciliation is inescapable. As we face what may be the greatest pandemic of all times, our global society is experiencing unprecedented and rapidly changing events. These events are altering lives and creating chaotic disruption to our norms. Many of us are fearful, confused, apprehensive, doubtful. But guided by the Spirit, we pray:Creator God, we…

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